Archives for September 2014

Security on Sundays in St. Louis Cemetery No. 2

Save Our Cemeteries and the Archdiocese of New Orleans are pleased to announce that security will be provided every Sunday from 8:00am – 12:00pm for interested historians, genealogists, cemetery buffs and family members to visit St. Louis Cemetery No. 2, bounded by Claiborne, Robertson, St. Louis and Iberville Streets.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 2 was established in 1823 and is located in the Faubourg Treme neighborhood, three blocks behind St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. It is the largest early Creole cemetery in New Orleans, covering three city blocks.

The cemetery is on the National Register of Historic Places and was listed on the 2010 World Monument Funds “Watch List” of most endangered cultural sites because the site is threatened by neglect, vandalism, theft and natural disaster.